Alternative Natural Arthritis Pain Remedies

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Arthritis is a common joint problem that affects millions of adults in the United States. While there are many drugs available to treat symptoms, they often come with numerous side effects that can negatively affect a users’ daily life. Therefore, many people turn to natural remedies for arthritis joint pain and to help rebuild joint tissue.

The good news for those who suffer from joint pain is that there are many natural remedies to help alleviate the pain. While most sufferers are familiar with glucosamine and chondroitin, here are just a few of the lesser-known natural remedies for arthritis:

Flax Seed/Flax Seed Oil – Flax seed oil is one of the most widely known natural remedies for joint pain. Flax seed oil helps produce Prostaglandins Series 1 and 3, which are anti-inflammatory molecules. You can either take flax seed or use flax seed oil as both help produce these anti-inflammatory molecules.

Ginger – Ginger is recognized around the world for its natural anti-inflammatory properties. Many people who suffer from arthritis joint pain swear by ginger. Most people simply peel and slice of fresh ginger and take it with each meal to lessen joint pain.

Cinnamon – Cinnamon, like many other spices, has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. However, cinnamon is not as effective when it comes in contact with saliva so it is recommended that you add cinnamon to coffee or tea for the best results.

Turmeric – Turmeric is a small plant that is native to Southeast Asia. Turmeric has been found to have numerous anti-inflammatory properties plus many other vitamins and nutrients that will improve bone strength and ease joint pain.

Hot and Cold Compresses –Both heat and cold can help reduce arthritis pain. Ice helps reduce joint swelling and inflammation while heat relaxes the muscles and stimulates blood flow. Consider placing an ice pack on your swollen joints for 5 minutes then applying a heating pad. Repeat 2-3 times each and symptoms should be reduced for the day and night.

These are just a few of the many natural remedies for arthritis joint pain. Consider trying a few of these remedies to determine which best natural remedy best reduces your joint pain. Also, you should remember to consume your daily-recommended value of calcium and magnesium. Calcium helps the bones and joints grow and stay healthy, and magnesium helps the body absorb the calcium. Therefore, both are incredibly important to help keep your joints healthy and to reduce joint inflammation. For more information about one alternative remedy that blends many of these natural aids, visit

John MacNamera is a contributing researcher to the formula behind Synotrex, a leading natural arthritis supplement. He is a proponent of natural solutions to the joint pain that plagues many arthritis sufferers.

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